David Brainerd (1718-1747)
David Brainerd was a missionary to the Native Americans, from 1743-1747. His diary is an illustrious example of a Christian character, with a "...sincere and pure devotion to Christ". His love for God was seen in his unrelenting devotion to him. God has brought great fruit through his constant dependence on God, in his prayer life and the preaching of the Good News of Jesus Christ to the Native Americans. As a result he has seen remarkable results in hearts turning from sin to the gracious Savior. His missionary work brought him to an early death, at the age of 29.